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News in Photos as of August 28 2020
By John Gavin, Monday, September 7, 2020


Happy 55th Birthday to Canadian Music Legend,

SHANIA TWAIN On August 28, 2020. Shania

sold over 100 million records making the best-selling

female artist in Country Music history and among

the bestselling music artist of all time.

She won 5 Grammy awards and is a Member

of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

She has a new long-awaited album to be released

on October 2/20 entitled, THE WOMAN IN ME


Remembering Cajun-laced Country Music Legend JIMMY C NEWMAN on his birthday August 29, 2020. He passed away on June 21, 2014 from cancer at age 86. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry for over 50 Years and his last appearance on the Opry was June 6, 2 weeks before his death.
Kitty Wells, Queen of Country Music Birthday. August 30, 2020. Kitty passed away on July 16, 2012 at age 92 of a stroke. For 14 consecutive years, all trade publications voted Kitty the number 1 Country Female Artist. Her #1 hit in 1952 was, IT WASN'T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS paved the way for many other country female artists. Her marriage to Johnny Wright lasted for 74 years until his death in 2011Remembering Country Music Legend JERRY REED, who passed away on September 1, 2008 at age 71
Country Music Legend CONWAY TWITTY, would of been 87 years of age September 1, 2020. He passed away on June 5, 1993 at age 59 ELVIS PRESLEY'S GRACELAND vandalized Aug 31 2020 in Memphis Tenn.
Graceland Wall Vandalized with Spray Paint Aug 31 2020The Levitt Shell Amphitheater where Elvis first performed Vandalized with spray paint Aug 31 2020
Elvis Presley's Graceland Fence Vandalized Aug 31 2020Elvis Graceland Sign Vandalized Aug 31 2020
Country Music Legend HANK THOMPSON's Birthday is September 3/20. He was born in 1925 and passed away on November 6, 2007 at age 82 of lung cancer. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989. He is known for his major hit songs, Six Pack To Go, The West Side of Life and Blackboard of My Heart.HANK THOMPSON'S Band, THE BRAZOS VALLEY BOYS
Remembering Country Music Legend, DOTTIE WEST who passed away on September 4, 1991 at age 58 due to a car accident on her way to the Grand Ole Opry. Dottie will be remembered for her famous hit songs, HERE COMES MY BABY AGAIN and COUNTRY SUNSHINE. She and Kenny Rogers had a smash hit song EVERYTIME TWO FOOLS COLLIDE. She was inducted into the Country Hall of Fame in 2018.Remembering Country Music Legend CARL BUTLER of the duo Carl & Pearl Butler who passed away on September 4, 1992 at age 65 of a Heart Attack. He will be remembered for his hit songs, Don't Let Me Cross Over and I Wouldn't Change You If I Could. Carl wrote the song, CRYING MY HEART OVER YOU which was made famous by Ricky Skaggs taking it to No 1 in 1982. He also wrote, If Teardrops Were Pennies made popular for Carl Smith. Pearl passed away on March 3 1988 of Thyroid Complications at age 60.
Congratulations to DJ RANDY OWEN (on right) from Radio Station 107.3, in Tillsonburg, Ontario who he is celebrating his 40th Anniversary as a Country Music DJ on radio. Seen here in photo with Grant Carson (on left). Randy has helped promote hundreds of Canadian Country Music Artists with their careers throughout the years.Congratulations to JIMMY RANKIN (The Rankin Family) for receiving THE SONGWRITER HALL OF FAME award for his song FARE THEE WELL LOVE in August 2020
Remembering Grand Ole Opry Legend ERNEST TUBB who passed away on September 6, 1984 at age 70Happy 68th Birthday to Newfoundland/Ontario music artist JOHN PRINCE. John had a band called. JOHN PRINCE AND A PIECE OF THE ROCK for a number of years in the 1980/90's and had a major number of fans. He now has a band called END OF THE ROAD.
Happy 72nd Birthday to Canadian Traditional Country Music Legend, HAROLD MACINTYRE on September 7, 2020. Harold is known for his award winning song, RUN BEFORE YOU CRAWL in 1981Remembering Country Music Artist TROY GENTRY of the Duo, Montgomery Gentry, who died in a plane crash September 8, 2017 at age 50